A sublime and secluded off-grid Devon retreat with a dreamy private deck to bring you blissfully back to nature, batteries fully recharged.
  • Sleeps: 2 (+2)
  • Bedroom: 1
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

Once a dilapidated farm building, The Linhay has been transformed by a dedicated local team of craftspeople into an idyllic off-grid holiday cottage, surrounded by birdsong, trees and the delicate rushing of the nearby river Caen.

You’ll find the lovingly restored Linhay nestled in a secluded valley near Braunton, with its very own area in an ancient oak wood that overlooks a sparkling water meadow.  You’ll also have a glorious deck all to yourselves, peacefully nestled in the riverside glade for energising morning yoga, or lazy afternoons with a good book for company.

Magically positioned to bring complete peace and relaxation for up to four people and one well-behaved dog, you’ll also be achingly close to the spectacular golden beaches on the North Devon coast, with the invigorating Exmoor National Park and South West Coast Path close by.

You’ll approach your new holiday home on foot, with a wheelbarrow to transport your luggage on the two-minute walk from your car. Feel delightfully isolated from the rest of the world, and as though you’ve stepped back to refreshing times past, as you explore your cosy surroundings.

There is no electricity or distracting WiFi here; simply comfortable furnishings in a sunlight-flooded space, with cheery décor and invigorating pops of colour throughout.

You’ll also be delighted to discover a Devon cream tea with homemade scones waiting to welcome you on arrival, as well as eggs from the owners’ own chickens (or local organic eggs when the girls are on a go slow!)

The open plan living area features a comfy sofa that transforms into a double bed by evening (though your main sleeping space is up on the mezzanine), along with a generous dining table and a well-equipped galley kitchen with a four-burner gas hob. A cool box takes care of chilled food, while the woodburner doubles as a wood-fired oven with hot plate on top, keeping both you and your meals deliciously toasty.

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At a glance

  • Lovingly restored off-grid holiday cottage sleeping up to four people, secluded in its own private valley area on farmland in Braunton, Devon. Ideally positioned to explore North Devon’s coastline, beaches and Exmoor National Park.
  • One well-behaved dog is permitted. Regrettably, The Linhay is not suited to children under six.
  • A woodburner and cool box are supplied, along with solar-powered lighting. There is also an ensuite shower with plenty of hot water, and a flushing toilet.
  • You will have your own private deck (around a minute’s walk away) in the riverside glade, along with a bench – ideal for yoga, picnics, and getting away from it all with a good book!
  • You are welcome to explore the surrounding water meadow, fields and woodland – bring sturdy walking boots and bikes!


  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Off-Grid


Sleeps 2 adults plus 2 children, king size mezzanine bed, Velux windows, double futon sofa bed, bedding & towels, private bathroom, shower, open-plan living area, dining table & chairs for 4, rocking chair, galley kitchen, 4 burner gas hob, large cool box, kitchen equipment, wood burner, oven/hot plate, solar lighting, lanterns, outdoor terrace, dining furniture, charcoal barbecue, fire pit, benches, hammock, private riverside glade deck, parking.

Local activities

Surfing, coastal walks, cycling, horse riding, kayaking, canoeing, swimming with sea lions, abseiling, paddle boarding, coasteering, hang gliding, quad biking, Air Extreme air balling, hiking trails, beaches.

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Whilst the Linhay is off-grid, a fridge-freezer is provided for guests use by the car parking area, along with a charging point with USB sockets, and lockable cupboard for phone and device charging.

Chat lazy evenings away, glasses of wine in hand and illuminated by soft-glowing solar lighting…or why not head outside instead?  Surrounded by all that amazing country air it would be a crime not to, particularly when your private space is equipped with a barbecue, firepit, benches and a soothing hammock.

Take a picnic over to your private deck (it’s less than a minute’s walk away) or watch the river’s gentle ebbs and flows from your very own bench.  Oh, and stargazing in the vast night sky has never looked so tempting, particularly when accompanied by toasted marshmallows!

When it’s time to turn in, simply climb the wooden ladder to the mezzanine platform, where you’ll find a comfy kingsize bed perfectly positioned for you to continue stargazing and sunrise-watching through Velux windows. There’s an ensuite shower room, too – complete with piping hot water and a flushing loo.

After a sound, silent night’s sleep and a breakfast accompanied by joyous birdsong, it’s time to explore…if you can tear yourselves away, that is!

The stream meadow, woods and fields you’ll discover all around you make for a wonderful start, while the nearby beaches at Croyde and Woolacombe are firm favourites with surfers, swimmers and loungers alike. The Tarka Trail is just four miles away for keen cyclists, and of course, the rugged, windswept coastline of the South West Coast Path just begs you to bring your camera.

But for now, why not simply revel in the company of your favourite people, as you detox from your digital lives and reconnect amongst all the beauty, comfort and tranquility you’ll find at The Linhay?

Things to note

Children under 6 are not permitted to stay,  one well-behaved dog is permitted upon prior arrangement. There is a 2.5 minute walk along a level cart track from your car to the property – wheelbarrow is provided.

Where you'll be staying

Braunton, Devon

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